Actually... a pretty good movie. A neat take on the whole "time travel" genre.
The first time I saw a preview for this movie... my insta-reaction was that it would probably be trash. I thought it was a stupid gimmick: 'young self confronted by the spectre of having to kill his older self'. Bleck.
But, to my surprise, critic reviews have been sterling: moviefone, rottentomatoes. So I gave Looper a shot.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson (The Brothers Bloom)... an intelligent, well thought-out script is what sets this film apart. Brothers Bloom was probably too clever by half, but Looper finds just the right balance and grabs your attention after a slow build-up.
Without giving anything away: Johnson does a smart job of thinking through some plausible consequences of time travel... and then staying consistent to these consequences throughout the movie. Looper feels like something new and original, rather than another tired time travel movie. I highly recommend.
Here's the trailer: